Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

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Rep. Karen Bass

D-Calif., 37th District. Member since 2011. Website | Facebook

votes missed
309 out of 3,379
misses explained
1 out of 309

Karen Bass ranks 33rd in votes missed of the 434 voting lawmakers in the current Congress, which began this year.

Most Common Explanation Types

ProPublica categorized the many reasons members gave for missing votes. Of these explanations —which are not mandatory— half of all explanations are unclear, simply restating the absence. Also commonly cited are personal and family obligations, and ill health.
Voted incorrectly
Ambiguous or no reason

Types of Votes Explained

We classified votes into three categories: On amendments to bills, which are numerous and can be voted on very quickly; on bills considered “under suspension of the rules,” which are usually uncontroversial and require two-thirds support for passage, and on “floor votes,” which include votes “on passage” and require a simple majority for approval.
Floor Votes
Suspension of the Rules

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
April 28, 2014 Aye House vote 98 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2126 Voted incorrectly
Feb. 15, 2011 No House vote 36 On Passage, H R 514 Ambiguous or no reason